File:Catherine Spence 4.jpeg|thumb|right|Portrait, c. 1880
File:Catherine Spence 3.jpeg|thumb|right|Oil painting of Spence by Maude Gordon, c. 1900
File:Catherine Helen Spence plate, Melrose.jpg|thumb|200px|A wall plaque at the Townhouse Hotel in Melrose, Scotland. Spence lived the first 14 years of her life in a building which is now part of the hotel.
File:Australian 5note back (new).jpg|thumb|200px|Centenary of Federation $5 note.
File:J150W-Spence.jpg|thumb|200px|Plaque on the Jubilee 150 Walkway.
'''Catherine Helen Spence''' (31 October 1825 – 3 April 1910) was a Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician, leading suffragist, and Georgist
In 1897 she became Australia's first female political candidate after standing (unsuccessfully) for the Federal Convention held in Adelaide
. Called the "Greatest Australian Woman" by Miles Franklin
and given the nomenclature of "Grand Old Woman...